I am trying to get a gaming laptop for around 600-1000$

cggx

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1. What is your budget? 600-1000$

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? around 15 or so

3. What screen resolution do you want?

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable

5. How much battery life do you need? 4-5 hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? skyrim high or medium

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) watch movies,youtube. use it for writting stuff

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 750GB

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. as long as it is a canadian or is free to ship to canada.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 2-4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. I do not have a prefrence

13. What country do you live in? Canada

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. A screen that does not glare a lot
















 

lxgoldsmith

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for a decent gaming laptop on a budget, you should wait a few months for intel's release of the haswell. if you aren't impressed with haswell, the ivy bridge based laptops will have dropped in price, providing a better performance option.
 

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The Y500 is on sale on the Lenovo site for $879.

It has I7
8GB ram
GT650m GPU with 2GB
1080 screen
1 TB drive with 16GB ssd

It has a ultrabay so you can buy a 2nd GPU if needed. Also on sale for $137

One GPU plays most new games on med to ultra. the 2nd GPU will allow you to play all of the new games on high or ultra.

Review and benchmarks http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y500...
 

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@olin9 : I'm beggining to think that your a lenovo salesman.
@OP: well waiting for a haswell would be a good choice, just to see what those processors pack. and if you want the laptop now then you could get a Y500 or a custom built sager laptop. Also you can check these out:
-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834216294CVF
-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215642CVF
-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834310660CVF
-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152377
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-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230580
 
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